The Highs and the Lows of the Unemployment Rate



Data Notes

After completing a post on the unemployment rate in each state, reddit user u/Kotebiya asked I publish the interactive tool to explore the data. This tool lets you see the unemployment rate in each county, state, division, and region in the US for the last 26 years. I used the latest 2015 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to make this visualization. The data was cleaned in Excel and then Tableau was used to create the timeline. The data published by BLS is the average unemployment rate for the year. I then strung them together to make the timeline.

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